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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Introducing myself: Academic Common Extensions (ACE)
Date Thu, 12 May 2011 08:35:55 GMT
Hi Remko,

Welcome to the Wookie project. I'm Ross Gardler, I was supposed to be 
having dinner with you the other night but was unable to make it. I hope 
you had a good time with my colleague Sander.

I look forward to working with you here.


On 12/05/2011 04:26, Caprio, Remko (ELS-NYC) wrote:
> Dear members,
> I subscribed recently to these groups and want to offer a brief
> introduction, hoping some of you will share my interest.
> *Academic Common Extensions (ACE)*
> In my contacts with academic developers I have come across many
> different initiatives from researchers and developers at academic
> institutions who implement an OpenSocial container for a range of
> academic projects. Many of these share common ground among each other or
> across the OpenSocial spec, and this aspect of shared functionality in a
> certain industry is itself again common for different domains. My
> objective with ACE is to explore what common solutions I can create that
> facilitate these common functionalities as Common Extensions.
> E.g. Typically academic initiatives will facilitate academic profiles,
> publications, research funding activities, academic applications,
> application citations (citation standard as an extension of
> gadget/widget xml), etc.
> *My background*
> I have 10 years Java server side and web application development
> experience (Yale University, hedge fund, in-game advertising and
> Microsoft) and recently got involved with OpenSocial. SciVerse is an
> extension of Shindig for Elsevier products (roughly 25% of the worlds
> Science, Technology and Medical (STM) publications, the world’s largest
> citation and abstract database with a user base of 15 million global
> researchers).
> So with this perspective I hope to get involved in some of the
> discussion and I would be very excited to hear from people with interest
> in this angle.
> *//*
> */Cheers,/*
> */Remko Caprio/*
> *//*
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